We get it alright, everyone in the world wants to be Batman. We’ve all tied the blankets around our necks and run around the house doing the 1960s theme song, and we’ve all traded probably bad gravelly Batman voices with our friends at parties. In the world we live in right now too, where a new Batman VR game is even coming out, it seems like being Batman isn’t that crazy of a dream after all either.
A fair word of warning though, that one place to not bring your Batman fantasies with you (because apparently this needs to be actually said) is an airplane, and the TSA has just about had it with confiscating Batarangs from all of us at this point.
For an example, here’s several posts from the TSA’s Instagram account from over the past several months, showing off practically dozens of confiscated Batarangs and telling fliers not to try and bring them in their carry on bags.
#TSAGoodCatch – Batarangs are becoming more and more common and it’s important that you know they’re prohibited in carry-on bags. They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items. These were discovered in a carry-on bag at the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). A photo posted by TSA (@tsa) on
That’s not all either, as THR spoke with Mike England, a spokesperson for the TSA, about how the batarangs are becoming a bit of an actual issue for both themselves and for fliers:
“Passengers are not allowed to bring anything on a plane that resembles a weapon, so anything like a boomerang or anything like that would not be permitted in the airplane cabin. They can be placed in your checked baggage along with your grapple gun, bat-saw, collapsible bat-sword, and other utility belt items.”
So basically, here’s a good rule of thumb to remember when bringing comic book props and memorabilia across country with you – if your favorite superhero uses it to take down bad guys, it’s probably not okay to bring on a flight with you. At least, not in your carry on bags.
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